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THE

CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY

OF

ENGLAND

VOL. IV.

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THE

CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY

OF

ENGLAND

FROM

HENRY VII TO GEORGE II.

CHAPTER XVI.

ON THE STATE OF THE CONSTITUTION IN THE REIGNS OF

ANNE ,

GEORGE I AND GEORGE II.

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Termination of Contest between the Crown and Parliament. - Dis

tinctive Principles of Whigs and Tories. — Changes effected in these by Circumstances. — Impeachment of Sacheverell displays them again. -- Revolutions in the Ministry under Anne. – War of the Succession. — Treaty of Peace broken off. — Renewed again by the Tory Government. - Arguments for and against the Treaty of Utrecht. The Negotiation mismanaged. Intrigues of the Jacobites. Some of the Ministers engage in them. - Just Alarm for the Hanover Succession. Accession of George I. Whigs come into Power. Great Disaffection in the Kingdom. — Impeachment of Tory Ministers. - - Bill for septennial Parliaments. Peerage Bill.

Jacobitism among the Clergy. Convocation - its Encroachments. — Hoadley. - Convocation no longer suffered to sit. — Infringements of the Toleration by Statutes under Anne. They are repealed by the Whigs. - Principles of Toleration fully established. Banishment of Atterbury.

Decline of the Jacobites. — Prejudices against the reigning Family.— Jealousy of the Crown.

Changes in the Constitution whereon it was founded. — Per

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